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Gavin DeGraw

Years before "I Don't Want to Be" propelled him to pop/rock success, songwriter Gavin DeGraw began honing his piano skills at the age of eight, followed by his participation in several cover bands with his older brother in upstate New York. After a brief stint at the prestigious Berklee School of Music -- where he rubbed shoulders with future singer/songwriter contemporary John Mayer -- DeGraw decided to take his original songs to New York City. He arrived during the late '90s and steadily expanded his audience with a series of buzzworthy shows, one of which was captured on the concert recording Gavin Live. The steady buzz led to offers from major labels, and DeGraw eventually signed a record deal with Clive Davis and his J Records imprint (home of Santana, as well as R&B mainstays Alicia Keys and Angie Stone). DeGraw's debut album, Chariot, arrived during the summer of 2003. Like the singer's early days in New York City, Chariot slowly built momentum and earned the young DeGraw a small but fervent following. By 2004, the leadoff single "I Don't Want to Be" had become a Top Ten hit, and the album itself was soon re-released in expanded form under the title Chariot + Chariot Stripped. DeGraw's next single, the titular "Chariot," was also met with positive response and climbed the charts in 2005, pushing the album to double platinum sales. DeGraw took five years to release a self-titled sophomore album, which appeared in 2008, initially charting higher than Chariot but failing to spawn any comparable singles (although "In Love with a Girl" did peak at number 24). DeGraw shifted gears for his next release, the looser and seemingly less labored Free, which appeared only a few months later in early 2009. DeGraw took more time to release his fourth album. Co-writing with other artists for the first time, he spent two years workshopping the songs that eventually comprised Sweeter. The album was released in fall 2011, several months after "Not Over You" -- a song co-written with Ryan Tedder -- returned DeGraw to the charts. "Not Over You" was DeGraw's biggest hit since "I Don't Want to Be," and it helped send Sweeter into the Billboard Top Ten upon its release. Over the next year, DeGraw supported the album with promotional appearances and a tour, the latter of which was documented on the live album Sweeter: Live, released in December of 2012. DeGraw returned in October of 2013 with Make a Move, his fifth album. ~ Wade Kergan & Steve Leggett
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Stations Featuring
Gavin DeGraw

    New Pop First

    New Pop First
    1 song

    Lite Hits

    Lite Hits
    3 songs

    Shuffle Hits

    Shuffle Hits
    2 songs

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    1 song

    Adult Rock

    1 song

Albums by
Gavin DeGraw

Top Songs by
Gavin DeGraw

  1.   Song
  2.   Not Over You
  3.   I Don't Want to Be
  4.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  5.   In Love with a Girl
  6.   Chariot
  7.   She Sets The City On Fire
  8.   The Christmas Song
  9.   Belief
  10.   Best I Ever Had
  11.   Fire
  12.   Sweeter
  13.   Just Friends
  14.   (Nice to Meet You) Anyway
  15.   Finest Hour
  16.   Crush
  17.   We Are the Champions
  18.   Soldier
  19.   You Got Me
  20.   Make a Move
  21.   More Than Anyone
  22.   Free
  23.   Stealing
  24.   Different for Girls
  25.   Cop Stop
  26.   Stay
  27.   Radiation
  28.   Follow Through
  29.   Who's Gonna Save Us
  30.   Glass
  31.   We Belong Together
  32.   Silver Bells
  33.   Meaning
  34.   Cheated On Me
  35.   Leading Man
  36.   Heartbreak
  37.   Need
  38.   Chemical Party
  39.   Every Little Bit
  40.   Everything Will Change
  41.   Candy
  42.   Dancing Shoes
  43.   Young Love
  44.   I Have You to Thank
  45.   Over-Rated
  46.   Jealous Guy
  47.   I Need a Dollar/Chemical Party
  48.   You Know Where I'm At
  49.   Lover Be Strong
  50.   She Holds a Key
  51.   Relative
  52.   Next to Me (Wait a Minute Sister)
  53.   Untamed
  54.   I'm Gonna Try
  55.   Where You Are
  56.   Spell It Out
  57.   Indian Summer
  58.   Let It Go
  59.   Mountains to Move
  60.   Run Every Time
  61.   Why Do the Men Stray
  62.   Waterfall
  63.   Medicate the Kids
  64.   Get Lost
  65.   I Don't Wanna Be
  66.   Album Version
  67.   Stripped Version
  68.   W.B.T
  69.   And I Love Her
  70.   Interview

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